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Understanding Ethnic Violence

Understanding Ethnic Violence
Fear, Hatred, and Resentment in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics

  • Date Published: September 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521007740

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  • This book seeks to identify the motivations of individual perpetrators of ethnic violence. The work develops four models gleaned from existing social science literatures: Fear, Hatred, Resentment, and Rage. The empirical chapters apply the models to important events involving ethnic conflict in Eastern Europe, from the 1905 Russian Revolution to the 1990's collapse of Yugoslavia. Each historical chapter generates questions about the timing and target of ethnic violence. The four models are then applied to determine which is most effective in explaining the observed patterns of ethnic conflict.

    • Highly interdisciplinary book that will be of interest to political scientists, psychologists, historians, and anthropologists
    • Related to earlier Cambridge University Press' book Resistance and Rebellion; readers who liked the first book might buy this one; books could be displayed as a set
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    "...an important and original contribution that deserves attention from anyone interested in ethnic conflict, eastern European politics and history, or indeed mass political behavior." Slavic Review

    "[A]n orignal look at the emotional motivations behind ethnic violence.... Recommended." Choice

    "Thought-provoking..." Foreign Affairs

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521007740
    • length: 314 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus. 11 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. Theory:
    2. An emotion-based theory of ethnic conflict
    3. Resentment
    4. Fear, hatred, and rage
    Part II. Comparisons (The Baltic States in the Twentieth Century):
    5. Baltic 1905
    6. In the wake of Barbarossa
    7. The reconstruction of independent states
    8. Across the century
    9. Czechoslovakia 1848–1998
    10. Yugoslavia.

  • Author

    Roger D. Petersen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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